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The Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple is the 141st temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is the first to be built in Honduras and the sixth in Central America. The temple was announced in a letter to local church leaders 9 June 2006; and later in a press release published 24 June 2006. Ceremonial groundbreaking and dedication were held at a site located in eastern Tegucigalpa, near the Basilica de Suyapa, on 9 June 2007, but the church later announced that the temple would be built at a new site.
Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple Wikipedia
On 28 January 2009, the LDS Church announced that due to objections from the local government, the proposed temple would no longer be located at the previously designated site. The primary reason for the relocation was due to a belief, widely held by members of the Tegucigalpa city council, that the temple would overshadow the local basilica. The church had all the primary permits secured, but the city council halted all construction and would not honor the permits. Out of respect for the strong feelings of those involved, the church decided to seek a new location. The temple was to be built adjacent to an LDS Church Institute of Religion. Excavation had begun before the church ceded to pressure to relocate the building. Church officials decided to move the temple in order to avoid confrontation.
The plans to build a temple in Tegucigalpa were announced by the LDS Church to local church leaders on June 9, 2006. The original groundbreaking and site dedication was on 9 June 2007, by Spencer V. Jones, a member of the church's Second Quorum of the Seventy and president of the church's Central America Area.
The Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple serves Latter-day Saints in Honduras and Nicaragua. There are 168,000 Latter-day Saints in Honduras and Nicaragua in 302 congregations.
On December 11, 2012, the church announced an open house from February 9 through March 2, 2013. The temple was dedicated on March 17, 2013 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the church's First Presidency.